Monday, March 28, 2016

"The Worst Navy Scandal in Years," reports Military Corruption.com




Capt. Daniel Dusek


NAVY CAPTAIN IN "FAT LEONARD" CASE GETS
48 MONTHS BEHIND BARS - FINED $100K - DANIEL
DUSEK LOSES ALL AFTER TAKING BRIBES FROM
CROOKED MALAYSIAN CONTRACTOR - GOT
GIFTS, MEALS, BOOZE AND PROSTITUTES IN
EXCHANGE FOR LEAKING SHIP MOVEMENTS
COSTING TAXPAYERS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

In the field of military corruption, rarely has so much been given for so little in return. And now, a Navy four-striper is going to prison for 48 months and will forfeit his pension and benefits. He also must pay a $70,000 fine and $30,000 in restitution. For Daniel Dusek, it is the end of his career, in more ways than one. He had 27 years of Naval service.

During a seven month stretch, the crooked captain let greed get the best of him when he leaked ship movement plans in the Pacific to "Fat Leonard," a grotesquely obese Malaysian contractor who routinely overcharged the U.S. Navy when his company replenished and serviced warships at various Asian ports of call.



So valuable to Glenn Marine Asia Ltd. (GDMA) was Dusek, that he was referred to in private communications as "our Golden Asset." The fat boss made millions in overcharges, thanks to inside information the captain (and other officers) provided as to when and where Navy ships would pull in. Sometimes, Dusek was able to steer the port call of an aircraft carrier from one location to another, controlled by GDMA.

JUDGE ACCUSES DUSEK OF
"SELLING OUT THE NAVY"

The "pay off" Dusek admitted getting was paltry indeed. Court papers show the onetime deputy director of operations for the 7th Fleet in the Pacific was plied with prostitutes, booze, gifts, and fancy hotel accommodations in exchange for the critical "heads up" he provided. While the captain got peanuts, Fat Leonard ripped off U.S. taxpayers to the tune of $34 million, investigators told MilitaryCorruption.com.

"It is unimaginable to this court how someone in your position would sell out the Navy," scolded U.S. District Court Judge Janis Sammartino in San Diego. The object of her scorn submitted a long letter of apology to explain his criminal activity.


Dusek, an Oregon native and ROTC graduate, was once commanding officer of the USS Bonhomme Richard. He is one of eight Naval officers and personnel who have been charged in what some call "the worst Navy scandal in many years."

Article: http://www.militarycorruption.com/dusek2.htm

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Food for thought: Fat Leonard is not the only defense contractor to commit fraud against American taxpayers and those linked to this particular fraud case are not the only officers committing fraud against the US government!!

In June 2009, I filed a Qui Tam lawsuit with the Department of Justice Anti-Trust division, providing evidence of a number of senior military officers colluding with defense contractor, Logistic Support Inc. to defraud the government of millions.  The once small Veteran's owned company has managed to grow into one of the largest defense Prime Vendors as a result of a rigged contract in July 2006, giving them one of the largest competitive advantages in the defense logistics services industry. http://www.logsup.com

In an effort to bring about public awareness as to how senior military officers are secretly engaging in War profiteering, I released a Tell-All memoir, "Broken Silence, a Military Whistleblower's Fight for Justice,"  detailing the events surrounding what I consider to be "The worse fraud scandal in years!"  



http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Silence-Military-Whistleblowers-Justice/dp/1942863020/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459140733&sr=8-1&keywords=syneeda+penland

Greed has always been considered the root of all evil but when the lives of our military service men and women are put in harm's way and government assets are potentially compromised as a result of greed, that introduces a severe threat to our National Security!! Anyone found guilty of committing fraud against our government should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!!

As a senior budget officer, I had Zero tolerance for greed or corruption but in a competitive industry like our military, when everyone is out for self, my rank didn't carry enough weight to make a difference.  As an "honest steward" of our tax dollars I paid the ultimately price when I decided to take the moral high ground to investigate and later report my former bosses criminal activity to an outside higher authority.  As a former IG investigator I carried out my duties like I was trained to do and I have no regrets.  After reading this article I can finally breath a sigh of relief to see that justice is prevailing in this particular case!!!
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